It was announced today that the production set to star Imelda Staunton has been proposed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Harrison and David Ian have today announced that Dominic Cooke’s production of Hello Dolly! has been postponed due to the ongoing global crisis.
Set to open for previews at the Adelphi Theatre in London on Tuesday 11 August 2020 for a 30-week season, new dates for the production and other details will be announced soon.
Those who had tickets do not need to do anything as the point of purchase will be in touch soon with customers with regards to refunds.
Talking about the news Michael Harrison and David Ian said in a joint statement: “Whilst we are naturally disappointed that we aren’t able to stage the show this summer, we are completely committed to Hello, Dolly! Dominic Cooke’s new production is set to have a cast of 34 and an orchestra of 18 musicians. This, coupled with Rae Smith’s stunning new designs, means we do not want to compromise the length of run, so postponing until the time is right and schedules permit is the best option, but plans are already underway for the new season which we will announce as soon as we can. Dolly will most certainly be back where she belongs.”
The musical features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel, Mame) and book by Michael Stewart (42nd Street, Mack and Mabel, Barnum). The score includes songs such as ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’, ‘Ribbons Down My Back’, ‘Before the Parade Passes By’, ‘Elegance’ and ‘It Only Takes a Moment’.
For more information visit: https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/hello-dolly/